Best free software for students
Blender (Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD)
Not so long ago, design and art students were lucky to get a few hours with computer 3D modelling software. Yet thanks to the ever-rising power of the PC (thanks, Moore’s Law) and big-hearted types like those at Blender, it’s now available to anyone at the low, low price of zilch. Talent not included, sadly.